TOS-Remastered: a waste of time

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by King Daniel Beyond, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Voyagerian

    Voyagerian Commander Red Shirt

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    I have been around long enough to have over the years, as has been shown on local tv stations here and there, TOS as originally aired, and it's been beloved to me as any TOS fan. But I have zero problem with the 'upgrade' or whatever you care to call it. Let's face it, no fx were as gopd then as what can be done today. Do we as said need to go back and redo all those classic films?No. Need we have done so to TOS to make it more palatable-certainly not to us 'old-timers'!LOL.But c'mon...as best as it could have been done then-it had its flaws, so, tweaking kills nothing, and,to me, they look great, and don't clash or contradict anything. And the added scenes/ships are further enjoyment. You needn't to have been born twenty years ago to like this alteration, far as I am concerned. I would think that Gene would have loved to have had this level of technical sophistication when his team was churning out his series....
     
  2. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, the remastered FX are mostly cool. Doomsday Machine, for example, is in a whole new ballpark now, thanks not so much to great new FX, but for LACK of crappy, distracting OLD ones!
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  3. seigezunt

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    That said, some of those in-space shots of the Enterprise were a little dodgy, and I don't mind the cleanup. But I can do without the rehauls such as the suspended bridge in Amok Time.
     
  4. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    ^ The advantage of that rock bridge shot was the ability to include the city of Shi-Kahr in the distance (one more poke in the eye of the "TAS isn't canon" crowd).
     
  5. seigezunt

    seigezunt Vice Admiral Admiral

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    oh, hadn't noticed. Will have to take another look now that I have the 47".
     
  6. Captain Randy Hall

    Captain Randy Hall Commodore Commodore

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    To be honest, I think debating about whether the remastered eps are a waste of time is a waste of time. Those of us who are interested will go buy the set anyway and those who aren't won't. Still, I guess it fills the time until the next movie....
     
  7. Prologic9

    Prologic9 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Well... the remastered shots aren't Canon either, so... :devil:
     
  8. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Commodore Commodore

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    FIRE the cannon then!:guffaw:
     
  9. KirkSpockTOSFan

    KirkSpockTOSFan Captain Captain

    I dont' have the remasterd on dvd but I do have the blu ray. I now have all of the seasons of TOS on blu ray, just bought season 3 yesterday. On the blu ray you can choose between the orginal or the remasterd. I always watch it on the remasterd because it looks great! I got the blu ray's because I wanted them, plus I love the show. So what if it looks great or not, I just like the show.
     
  10. Captain Randy Hall

    Captain Randy Hall Commodore Commodore

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    You'll get no argument from me. :bolian:
     
  11. Bumbles861

    Bumbles861 Admiral Premium Member

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    ^^Me too.
     
  12. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I think so too, and would have liked to see that. One of my most favorite changes was in one of my least favorite episodes, "Charlie X". I liked how they showed a "live action" version of the ship seen in the TAS episode where Spock was dying. I'm not sure, but I think it was "The Pirates of Orion".
     
  13. Ríu ríu chíu

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    One of the new ships for ST XI was a TOS-ified Miranda. The 'new' Defiant has the same number as the TOS version - NCC-1764 - but is now a Miranda. Linky
     
  14. The Castellan

    The Castellan Commodore Commodore

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    Wonder how much the size got bloated to from TOS, now. :p
     
  15. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    Nah, it was "More Tribbles, More Troubles". The ship from "Pirates of Orion" was the SS Huron, a different design. Both ship types are also in the ("un-canon!":rolleyes:) Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.

    A TOS Miranda is in the (unfortunately utterly terrible) fan film "Blood and Fire". The story and acting are, sadly, horrific but the CG is great:
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    (pic borrowed from Trekmovie.com)
     
  16. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    Okay, who wants to be the first to defend "Blood and Fire"?
     
  17. ST-One

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    Haven't seen part II yet - but I'll do it.
     
  18. Daddy Todd

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    Not me -- I thought it was about twice as long as it needed to be to effectively tell its story.

    I'm not saying I could do better -- far from it! But I wish it had been more tightly edited.
     
  19. Captain Randy Hall

    Captain Randy Hall Commodore Commodore

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    Not first, but I really enjoyed it, which I do with all the Phase II "independent productions." :bolian:
     
  20. Anji

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    This is gonna sound weird but I don't really see the difference between the two. I mean, maybe because I've been watching these things for almost 40 years now, but my mind always substitutes the reimaged stuff for the old stuff.